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The Big Five for Life

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This book will inspire you. It will change your life in ways you can’t know now, but you’ll understand completely once you’re done reading it.

It will also forever enhance the way you look at your role as a leader. That includes the way you lead at home, at work, in your community...and especially the way you lead you. 

At every given moment we are all called to be leaders. If for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.

After all, someone has to inspire you to get out of bed each day. And that someone, is you.

It is told from the perspective of Thomas Derale, a man viewed by the people around him as the greatest leader in the world. At fifty-five years of age he learns he is dying. Yet even in that—the act of dying—he inspires everyone around him to live.

The principles in this book, such as the Big Five for Life and Museum Day Morning, have positively impacted millions of readers around the world. Each in their own unique way as they have applied them to their life, their situation. 

Download your copy, begin to read, and let them inspire you.

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 22, 2007 – CEO Thomas Derale is the hero of Strelecky’s inspirational, fictional tale (after The Why Café) of a terminally ill beloved leader and the business, life and leadership advice he dispenses to his dedicated disciple, Joe, who narrates. The bulk of the story consists of Joe’s conversations with Thomas in his final weeks, flashbacks to dialogue over the course of their friendship, even television interviews the “famous” CEO gives in his last days, during which he imparts his words of wisdom. Thomas’s thousands of employees are called “travelers,” progressing on a journey together, and his utopian advice includes the mandate to identify both a personal and corporate “Purpose for Existing” (PFE)—which should always be aligned to promote productivity and fulfillment. The “big five” of the book’s title are “the five things that we want to do, see, or experience in our life before we die,” which Derale Enterprises’ employees have printed on the back of their business cards. Though the potential corniness of acronyms such as PFE is offset by Thomas’s benevolence, readers with a preference for stories of imperfect CEOs running real companies might find Thomas’s advice more suited to the realm of life coaching than running a business.
The Big Five for Life
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Management & Leadership
  • Published: Mar 12, 2014
  • Publisher: Aspen Light Publishing
  • Seller: Aspen Light Publishing
  • Print Length: 224 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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